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“It’s Crazy!”: Stunned Will Smith Joins Millions in Congratulating Michael B. Jordan for Creed III’s $100 Million Achievement

Published 03/07/2023, 5:01 AM EST

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Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan has taken over the boxing and entertainment business with the latest installment of the Creed/Rocky franchise. The Just Mercy actor made his directorial debut with Creed III which had many wondering how he would match up to the success of its predecessors. However, it looks like the movie has surpassed all expectations raking in $22 million on opening day and screening in 4,007 locations.

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In addition, the movie has made over $100 million in worldwide box office revenues and is expected to surpass $50 million in domestic revenue this week. The movie already has the biggest domestic opening for a sports movie ever, leaving the previous parts in the dust. Moreover, actor Will Smith even congratulated Jordan and co-actor, Jonathan Majors, for this achievement as he took to social media and shared his thoughts. “DAMN!!! Huuuuge congrats to Michael B Jordan, Jonathan Majors and the whole Creed III family! $100M worldwide and biggest domestic opening for a sports film ever! It’s CRAZY! Y’all Go See It,” he wrote.


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Smith revealed that the movie had crossed $100 million in revenue and urged the fans to see it in theaters. This was not all as fans also joined the Men In Black actor to congratulate Jordan on this historic achievement.

Fans react as Will Smith Congratulates Michael B. Jordan after Creed III’s record-breaking week

A user named Joe Pedro was glad to see Jordan now reaching new heights in his career. “MBJ was such a talent in The Wire. So glad to see his career grow. Such a great role model for today’s youth! Looking forward to seeing more of his amazing work!” he wrote.

Another user named Sky Burks stated that she enjoyed the movie a lot. “Such a phenomenal film!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it!” she wrote.


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Moreover, a user named Mari Wells also praised the movie, especially Majors who was brilliant in his role. “It was so amazing. Great acting, and Jonathan Major ate that character. Y’all did amazing,” they wrote.

A user named Lynne Morris claimed that his whole family loved the movie and that this was a great directorial debut for Jordan. “Great film! My whole family loved it! Kudos to Michael B. Jordan on his directorial debut,” they wrote.


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A user named Lucille Theoneandonly hilariously stated that he had to go back and watch parts one and two after seeing this movie. “Loved it, then I had to go back and watch Creed 1 and 2. I am such a Creed Fan,” they wrote.

The fans seemed to have very much enjoyed the latest edition of this franchise. However, this was not the case before the release of the movie with many questioning Jordan’s move to not feature Sylvester Stallone in this movie despite him being stable in the Rocky/Creed movies. Despite this, it looks like Jordan has found a way to make the story progress without Sly in it as the boxing franchise now heads into a brand new direction.


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What are your thoughts on Creed III’s success? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Sahil Sood


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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.
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